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Practice Education (Developing Professional Practice) in Social Work Programme


The modules are designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to support social work students, newly qualified practitioners and other staff.

The modules provide a clear grounding in the role of Practice Educator including facilitating and assessing work-based learning through mentoring, supervision provision, training and other methods crucial to the learning and development of others including social work students, newly qualified social workers and supervisees.

Who are the modules for?

The modules are suitable for social work practitioners looking to supervise and assess social work students during their first or last practice learning opportunity within a social care related organisation and ASYE social workers.

The modules will equip registered social workers to undertake the responsibilities of a Stage One and Stage Two Practice Educator in accordance with the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS refresh 2019) covering Domains A - D. The modules meet the teaching requirements for the linked statements within the Professional Capabilities Framework (BASW refresh 2018), the HCPC/SWE Statements of Proficiency, the Values and Ethics for Social Workers (2017). Practice supervisors can take the first 3 days of PEPS 1 module.

Links to Continuing Professional Development

Registered social workers may also use the modules to fulfill the post qualification registration training and learning requirements under the regulatory body. The qualifications support candidates to further develop in the role of Professional Educator under the Professional Capability Framework (BASW, 2016) and to continue to develop a career in the Practice Education.

Following assessment, registered social workers will achieve 15 Undergraduate Level credits, at Stage One and 15 Masters Level Credits at Stage Two. These could be used within structured Post-Qualifying awards. They may be accepted at a range of Universities offering such awards but they would make the decision to accept this as approved prior learning.

How to apply

Please download and complete the Application Form.

Social Work qualified candidates will later be sent an online link for the full university application process, which is required in order to have full access to the Library and be assessed as part of the module.

Course Dates

You can view the upcoming course dates, times and room numbers by logging in to your teaching timetable. Click here to login and view your timetable.


£500 for Stage One (if applicant does not place a Brunel student) + Practice Assessor fee

£500 for Stage Two (if applicant does not place a Brunel student) + Practice Assessor fee

PEPS candidates are not charged for taking the modules(s) if they are supporting a Brunel Social Work student on placement.
Unfortunately you will still be charged even if the portfolio is not completed or your attendance falls below the minimum of 80% requirement. 


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